Random Audio Sample: Kalkadungu : for soloist (voice, electric guitar, didjeridu) and orchestra by William Barton and Matthew Hindson, from the CD art of the didgeridoo
Richard Gill (b. 1941) is one of Australia's pre-eminent conductors and has worked with every major Australian orchestra. He is respected and recognised internationally for his extensive work as a music educator.
Throughout his career of over 50 years, Richard Gill has demonstrated a true commitment to the musical development of young musicians. Gill started out as a high school music teacher, and has since held positions including Dean of the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music, Music Director of the Victorian Opera and, currently, Artistic Director of Sydney Symphony's Education Program. Gill has performed with Opera Queensland, Opera Australia and the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Festivals. He has conducted numerous Australian works, including many world premieres.
In 1994 Gill was honoured for his services to music with an Order of Australia medal and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Australia. He received the Bernard Heinze Award for 'Services to Music in Australia' in 1999, a Classical Music Award for 'Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Australian Music in Education' in 2004, and the Don Banks Music Award in 2006.
Articles by and about Richard Gill
Art Music Awards 2014 - Distinguished Services Award to Richard Gill by Australian Music Centre
APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre are excited to announce Richard Gill OAM as the recipient of the Distinguished Services to Australian Music Award for the 2014 Art Music Awards. He will accept the Award before his peers at a ceremony to be held at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne on Tuesday 26 August 2014.
Works by Richard Gill
Richard Gill is not an Australian Music Centre represented artist, however the following works can be found in our collection:
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton by Richard Gill
Works commissioned and written for Richard Gill
CDs, Books and Kits featuring Richard Gill
Events featuring Richard Gill
World premieres given by Richard Gill
Kalkadungu : for soloist (voice, electric guitar, didjeridu) and orchestra by Matthew Hindson and William Barton— 2 Apr 08 (Sydney Opera House Concert Hall)
When the clock strikes me : concerto for percussion and orchestra by Nigel Westlake— 14 Jun 06 (Meet the Music concert, Sydney Opera House Concert Hall)
Future : for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra by Nicholas Vines— 28 Aug 02 (Performance by combined MLC-Trinity Orchestra, at Bowman Hall, Blacktown, NSW)
The earth that fire touches : for soprano soloist, SATB chorus and orchestra by John Peterson— 28 Aug 02 (Bowman Hall, Blacktown, Sydney)
In memoriam : concerto for amplified cello and orchestra by Matthew Hindson— 4 Apr 01 (Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Australia.)